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Teacher tells kids “the white on the candy cane stands for Jesus, because he was white”

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by Barry Burch Jr.

America, post President Obama, still contains inhabitants who believe it necessary to definitively state the race of figures (real or fake depending who you are talking to) whose race is completely irrelevant; and to children of all people.

DeBary Elementary School in Volusia County, Fla., is the newest addition to the list of organizations with its employees bringing conversations of race into very sensitive areas that most Americans hold dear and see as opportunities to promote and experience togetherness; like Christmas.   First graders at DeBary have been receiving a tough dose of “Holidays 101” from a very sketchy source, as reported by The Huffington Post.  Needless to say, there are unhappy parents.

WESH-TV reported that one of the parents of the first graders, Horace Hymes, was highly upset when he heard his daughter was being subjected to books comparing Jesus to candy and also clearly stating that he is white.

Hymes told TV station News 13 that when he asked his daughter what she learned at school on Monday, she responded, “I learned that the white on the candy cane stands for Jesus, because he was white.  And the red on the candy cane was for the blood that he shed, and if you flip it upside down, the ‘J’ stands for Jesus.”

The biggest problem for Hymes, who is African American, according to WESH-TV, is that the book was so focused on race regarding religion.  “If we are teaching you one thing and the teachers teaching another thing, confusion comes up,” he said.  Hymes wants all teachers suspected of this behavior dismissed.

A spokeswoman for the school district, Nancy Wait, said the book, “The Legend of the Candy Cane”  was “very religious in content and should not have been used.”   She said the book was selected to be read in the lesson teaching about “holidays around the world.”

Wait told News 13 Now, “Religion is not part of the public school system, so that was done in error.”

Barry is a scholar, who enjoys writing, arithmetic and politics.  Reach him @ Barryburchjr@gmail.com